Job Hunting? Make the OPTIMAL first impression.

Grand Rapids Public Library has a number of resources to help with your job search. Now with the addition of a Optimal Resume users will be able to create quick and easy resumes and cover letters,  as well as brush up on their interview skills and search current job postings. This easy-to-use database  allows you to quickly and effortlessly create the essential professional documents you’ll need for your job search.

  • Optimal Resume helps users create resumes with step-by-step instructions and hundreds of examples. Tools include lists of action words, automatic spell checking, and a wide choice of styling options to make each resume look professional.
  • Optimal Letter’s online letter builder makes it easy for the job applicant to create almost any kind of letter (cover letter, thank you letter, reference letter, etc.) with custom instructions and examples.
  • Optimal Interview lets the job applicant practice and develop interviewing skills with real-to-life, multimedia interview scenarios that were developed by seasoned employment professionals to prepare you for even the toughest interviews.
  • Other modules will help job seekers create their own websites, online portfolios, even create a video resume.

Best of all, it’s free! To access Optimal Resume from home you must have a current Grand Rapids Public Library card.
First time users will need to create an account. Click the link to begin  creating resumes, cover letters and other documents.

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